Friday, May 12, 2017

Looks like בעלזא wasn't such a backward town after all!

They had electricity way back in the previous century! (click pics to enjoy)


24 comments:

The galérien said...

In the second photo it looks like the getting ready the gallows to hang someone, whom was it this time!

מונקאטשער said...


כי חזת ההיא ינוקתא דקא בעי למינסבה סליקא לאיגרא ורמא קלא אמרה כל מאן דאתי ואמר מבית (בעלזא) חשמונאי קאתינא עבדא הוא דלא אישתיירא מינייהו אלא ההיא ינוקתא וההיא ינוקתא נפלה מאיגרא לארעא!, טמנה שבע שנין בדובשא. בארץ זבת חלב "ודבש" מהמדינה הטמאה

Lavud said...

Please. That was just for their eiruv.

למדן said...


.אמרינן הרי הוא כלבוד מן הדופן

art skull said...

It seems that life follows art, you found an obscure photo therefore we are talking now about that peace of art, logically I would say those tzadikim who never even looked on any photos/art, art follows them.

Friedlander=Algazi said...

Anonymous מונקאטשער said...

בארץ זבת חלב "ודבש" מהמדינה הטמאה
I am told every week in the Der yid, Di tzietung and Der blatt, the impure medina is a disaster, all of a sudden you have a zohar that it is flowing milk and honey..

SirVivor said...

Telegraph only. Many many towns had this, especially if a railroad was close by. Sorry to negate your implications from this photo.

Hirshel Tzig - הירשל ציג said...

you know this for a fact?

I.Rokeach said...


MILK 'N' HONEY by I. ROKEACH & SONS

.מהגמרא נראה שטמנה בדבש "דבורים" ולא בדבש תמרים

U.S. federal trademark registration was filed for MILK 'N' HONEY by I. ROKEACH & SONS, INC., ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS 07632. The USPTO has given the MILK 'N' HONEY trademark serial number of 73544491

Anonymous said...

מלתא דעבידא לאגלויי..
ניתי ספר ונחזה.
Is this how telegraph wires looked at that time

Isidore flagler said...

The first railroad Lviv – Peremyshl was built in 1861. But the current configuration of Ukrainian railway network was formed mostly before the First World War. 1914 / תרע"ד

No Drelnak said...

Hirshel
there is no question that pre war Belz had electricity
look in the book Tal talpioth, published by Shemen Rokeach of the old Belzers, chock full of stories of the transition to electricity, loads of Belzer Kepiedeas
Btw, its a good book, and I am no Belzer

moshe gabai said...

Saw today in the morning
the Toldos Shmiel (Uhel) on Hilchas Shabos writes that the Kedushas Yom tov of Siget was not using in his bies hamedrash electricity, Proof that Siget had electricity quite early

JB said...

I'm not quoiting anyone, I remember vaguely seeing once a letter printed in וילקט יוסף in the time when the cities there got electrified, that some where trying to say it's not forbidden to "use" on shabos¿¡ strange.

sigeter from hewes st said...

Between 1884 and 1885, Hungarian engineers Zipernowsky, Bláthy, and Déri from the Ganz company in Budapest created the efficient "Z.B.D." (transformers) closed-core coils, as well as the "modern electric distribution system" !!!

The Kedushas Yom tov passed away in 1904 / תרס"ד

בעל החלום said...

נתגלה לי בחלומי. הפעמונים ורימונים יוצאים למעלה מגג הביהמ"ד רומזים להפעמונים אפרוחים על הבעלזערס שטריימעל. פתרו נא לי

י"ל said...


לשון נופל על לשון: דבש = דאעש

יקנהז'ל said...


בין קדושת שבת "לקדושת יום טוב" הבדלת -- הבדלת וקדשת

magyar ember said...

Let there be light!

The "Transformer" and the the "electricity meter" was "discovered in Hungary" by an Hungarian around the time the SR was the Rav of "Ohr-Shuva".

The inventor Ottó Bláthy from Tatabánya Hungary (a banyar¿) lived from 1869 - 1939

The transformer was discovered in the 1830's¿ but it wasn't until 1886 (SR was born in 1887) that William Stanley, working for "Westinghouse" built the first reliable commercial transformer.

His work was built upon some rudimentary designs by the Ganz Company in Hungary (ZBD Transformer 1878), and partnerships.

Pesi Yamin said...

the magyars like to brag on stuff as if the are the center of the universe
besides Goulash noting is there to be proud of

Galicia'ner said...

peso: "besides Goulash noting is there to be proud of"

that's because goulash is what you crave you are what you eat so it's goulash for you, the two headed monster of the "reformers and Zionist" was successfuly beaten and alienated by the Hungarians.

!ימין ד' עושה חיל

ראו מה עשה לי יהודי ומה שילם לי "ימיני" מה עשה לי יהודי - דלא קטליה דוד לשמעי, דאיתיליד מיניה מרדכי, דמיקני ביה המן. ומה שילם לי ימיני - דלא קטליה שאול לאגג, דאיתיליד מיניה המן, דמצער לישראל. -מגילה יב

magyar ember said...

pesi: "besides Goulash noting is there to be proud of"

goulash, and the ליטוואק פון בודאפעסט of course.

Sol said...

what year was this photo taken.

Bobov Chusid said...

I'm pretty sure you are talking of Belz of today which is a far cry from the little hut village known for its muddy swampy roads, so might me the town puritz had a wire running across his `office`, tzig don't get carried away.

Bobov had electric, street lights, telephone, telegraph - the whole nine yards, you simply cannot compare that little mud camp to the big town of Bobov.